WOLVES AND A WILDLIFE FILMMAKER
We’d like to introduce you to some of the speakers for our upcoming Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19, 2017 in Thompson! We are very excited to welcome such brilliant and passionate people as speakers! There is limited space at the conference so be sure to register soon! Early bird offer ends on July 31, 2017!
Dave is a wolf expert, he’s been studying wolves for most of his career, since 1958 to be exact! He is a senior research scientist for the U.S. Department of the Interior and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. His research on wolves has taken him around the world from Minnesota to Canada to Italy and beyond. He is passionate about educating people on the nature of wolves and founded the International Wolf Centre and has published 11 books along with hundreds of articles on wolves and other wildlife. Dave will be presenting with Gilbert Proulx on the question of wolves being responsible for the decline of the caribou and moose populations.
Nikita has dedicated his life to studying Arctic animals. He started with studying Arctic foxes and later found himself living completely isolated among one of the world’s largest predators — polar bears. As a professional zoologist and doctor of biological sciences, along with his footwork with polar bears and other wildlife, he is a specialist in animal behaviour and behavioural ecology. He will be presenting on polar bears and climate change, as well as offering a workshop on safe methodologies for preventing and managing conflict with polar bears. This has never before been offered in Canada and we are very excited! Nikita has published 60 scientific articles, a monograph on Arctic foxes, two books on polar bears, and a fascinating documentary “Polar Bears: Life on the Field of Bones”.
Erin, author of Wolves in Canada, has a Bachelor of Science in conservation biology and management. She has been involved in numerous endangered species conservation projects around the world. Erin has traveled as an editor and author for various publishers while working with international volunteers in Europe on wildlife projects. She’s worked on wildlife research expeditions in Namibia, Brazil, Oman and Australia. Author of over a dozen books, she focused a few of her books on the intricacies of human-wildlife conflicts in Canada and the USA: Bear Attacks and Wolves of Canada. We look forward to hearing Erin present at our Wolf and Carnivore Conference!
Gilbert is the Director of Science at Alpha Wildlife Research & Management Ltd. with 41 years of experience as a field wildlife biologist and we are excited to have him join us at the conference. A brilliant mind, Gilbert has his bachelors and masters in biology as well as a Ph.D. As an adjunct professor in the Department of Zoology and Entomology in South Africa, he is passing on his knowledge and passion for animal life. He will be presenting with David Mech on the question of whether wolves are responsible for the decline of the caribou and moose populations.
Also, don’t miss out on a chance to help develop a global Wolf Centre of Excellence! Facilitated by Sheldon Mcleod, there will be two sessions on finalizing the strategic planning for this awesome project!
Click here to register for the conference today and get the EARLY BIRD discount! Offer ends July 31, 2017! Once again, we have lined up some fabulous speakers. Don’t miss out on the chance to interact with them personally! Only 140 spaces available!